Foods of the World Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > The Best Foods You Can Get - Your Own > Gathering
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Wild Mushrooms!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

This site is completely supported by donations; there are no corporate sponsors. We would be honoured if you would consider a small donation, to be used exclusively for forum expenses.



Thank you, from the Foods of the World Forums!

Wild Mushrooms!

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Aspen Hill View Drop Down
Cook's Assistant
Cook's Assistant


Joined: 15 August 2011
Location: Vermont
Status: Offline
Points: 89
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aspen Hill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Wild Mushrooms!
    Posted: 15 August 2011 at 07:43
Yes, you can safely eat some of natures best fungi!  Late summer and fall is when they peak in New England.  Many of the same edible mushroom species are found world wide and through most of the US. 
You do need some good books and to start I recommend: "Mushrooming with out fear" by Alexander Shwab.  It's about $10 US on Amazon and worth every penny.  A good field guide is helpful too.
 
Mushrooms are in the 'meat' family to me as they must be properly hunted.  Big smile 
 

Today, I harvested some red cap boletes and chanterelles.  Note the fresh cut stem on the boletus turns BLUE.  It will return to normal color after a bit of time. 
 
Brush the dirt and critters off your shrooms then wash them before cooking.
 
Now cooking is another art.  Preferably use cast iron pans.  Sautee the mushrooms in real butter or coconut oil.  I have just placed cleaned chanterelle pieces in hot butter.  There is one small red cap boletus there too.
 
 
How they look as they are cooking:
 
 
Here is last night's supper of grilled fallow steak with sauteed chanterelles.
 
 
 
Delicious!  So get the books and get out in the woods.
 
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
TasunkaWitko View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 25 January 2010
Location: Chinook, MT
Status: Offline
Points: 9301
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TasunkaWitko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 August 2011 at 09:54
hey, ann - looking very delicious and lots of great information there! thanks!
 
we get quite a few near trees in the spring when it is rainign a lot. i enver know if they are edible or not, but next spring when they start popping up, i'll get some pix and do some reaidng and maybe we can figure out if they are something i can use!
If you are a visitor and like what you see, please click here and join the discussions in our community!
Back to Top
Hoser View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 06 February 2010
Location: Cumberland, RI
Status: Offline
Points: 3449
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hoser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 November 2011 at 03:10
My goodness that looks marvelous!

There is really nothing else quite like a sauted mushroom and some steakClap
Go ahead...play with your food!
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.